Community leaders reject creation of 2 new additional districts in Adamawa


By Ismail Auwal

Jimeta community leaders have rejected a proposal to create two new districts in the Adamawa town.

Their high-powered delegation, led by former Adamawa State House of Assembly Speaker Muhammad Turaki, submitted their position to the assembly’s ad hoc committee on the creation of more districts in Yola on Wednesday.

Turaki stated that the creation of new districts was not economically feasible given that some of the existing districts had been unable to pay salaries for several months.

Usman Wakili, a former Special Adviser (Political) to former Governor Murtala Nyako, stated in his submission that the move was opposed by the majority of Jimeta residents.

In his response, the Chairman of the committee, Hammantukur Yettisuri, who is the Majority Leader of the state assembly, assured the community leaders that the assembly would do justice to their submissions and consider their arguments.

He, however, explained that the state government was not behind the move to create new districts.


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